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Cheesecake Factory Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pasta

Cheesecake Factory Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pasta

If you love the spicy chipotle chicken pasta from Cheesecake Factory, this recipe is your next hit! It tastes just like it, if not EVEN better. The best part is it's packed with veggies and you can tweak the spice level to your liking.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American



  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • squeeze of lime


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 whole red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 whole yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup adobo chipotle pepper paste
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more to taste
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 1 cup chopped asparagus
  • 1/2 cup peas


  • 12 ounces penne or pasta shape of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro


  • Marinade chicken in olive oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper. Cook on a hot skillet or pan over medium-high heat. Get a golden brown sear on both sides. Then turn the heat to low and cover until the center is cooked through. Chop into small pieces and toss in honey and lime juice. Set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water heavily. Drop the asparagus in for 1-2 minutes, just until it turns bright green and softens, then remove. Drop the pasta in and cook to package directions.
  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, add olive oil, bell peppers, onions, and garlic. Sauté until they soften a bit.
  • Add the heavy cream, chipotle pepper paste, chili powder, paprika, and salt. Mix. Bring to a boil for a minute, then add the parmesan, mix, and simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens. Add the asparagus and peas in and mix.
  • Drop the pasta in and toss to evenly coat.
  • Garnish with cilantro and more parmesan!


Add cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to make it more spicy!
Keyword copycat, pasta
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    • Kaleigh Moreland
    • January 27, 2021

    5 stars
    We loved this, i had to use chipotle salsa as a sub but was delicious and way better than the last time I had cheesecakes version! Thank you!

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    5 stars
    Ahhhmazing!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us

    • Alondra
    • March 2, 2021

    5 stars
    This is my husband new favorite meal! I’ve made it 5 times since I first saw the tik tok video. He is such a picky eater and did not eat asparagus before he tried this pasta. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes, and I’m so glad you have a website!

      • March 7, 2021

      OMG 5 times! That’s amazing, especially the asparagus part. So happy it’s been a hit for you

    • Abby
    • April 21, 2021

    Such an AMAZING RECIPE! So DELICIOUS! My husband and I absolutely love it. Thank you!!

      • May 4, 2021

      Thank you for the lovely comment Abby! Couldn’t be happier that you two enjoyed it

      • Sansscript98
      • April 7, 2022

      5 stars
      This dish was absolutely amazing! I didn’t have parmesan cheese so I used cheddar and used chipotle sauce instead of adobo chipotle paste. It turned out great! Thankyou for the recipe.

    • Jaime
    • May 3, 2021

    5 stars
    Love this recipe!!!
    Actually love all your recipes!!!!!

      • May 4, 2021

      Ahh thank you! So so happy they’ve been a success ?

    • Thelma
    • May 25, 2021

    5 stars

    • Jailynn
    • July 21, 2021

    5 stars
    Amazing! Taste better than the actual restaurants!

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    5 stars
    I made this for my niece’s family last night (young parents, 3 year old and 7 month old), they loved it! Also, for someone who loves to cook, this is an interesting and soothing recipe to follow. I just love Moribyan recipe TikToks! ??

    • Sarah
    • September 18, 2021

    5 stars
    This recipe is amazing and the chicken always turns out perfect! Became a family favorite immediately!

      • September 19, 2021

      Hi Sarah!! Filled with joy to hear that this recipe is a family favorite now! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Anan
    • November 14, 2021

    This recipe is AMAZING! This has become the go-to pasta for my family! Thank you big time!

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